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Lillian's right to vote [electronic resource] : A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jonah Winter.

Winter, Jonah. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385390309 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family's tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a "long haul up a steep hill" to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky—she sees her family's history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first time. She sees her parents trying to register to vote. And she sees herself marching in a protest from Selma to Montgomery. Veteran bestselling picture-book author Jonah Winter and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Shane W. Evans vividly recall America's battle for civil rights in this lyrical, poignant account of one woman's fierce determination to make it up the hill and make her voice heard."Moving.... Stirs up a potent mixture of grief, anger, and pride at the history of...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 4
LG/Lower grades (K-3rd)
1030 Lexile.
5.6 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9487 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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